Australia Confirm First Pakistan Tour In 24 Years, Test Series Begins from March 4

Cricket Australia on Friday affirmed its first visit through Pakistan starting around 1998, securing a three-Test series in spite of security concerns.

Australia will play Tests - - in Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore - - new off the rear of an exhaustive home Ashes triumph against England. They will likewise play three one day internationals and a T20 covering the extended visit on April 5. The initial Test match will be played from March 4-8 in Rawalpindi and the four white-ball matches are booked to be played from March 29 to April 5.

"The tour will proceed for the first time in 24 years. This is a historic occasion and important for the global growth and health of the game," said Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley.

The visit will be a gigantic lift for Pakistan, which was hit hard when New Zealand and England deserted late visits over security concerns

Pakistan has battled to allure unfamiliar sides back after home internationals were suspended after a destructive dread assault on the Sri Lanka Test side in 2009.

Pakistan had to play their home worldwide matches abroad - - for the most part in the United Arab Emirates - - until 2015, when typical assistance likely continued.

"I would also like to thank the Australian Cricketers' Association and the players, coaches, support teams, staff and security experts for their collaboration in the planning for the tour," added Hockley.

"We are looking forward to an exciting series between two world-class teams."

The fixtures are:

March 4-8: 1st Test, Rawalpindi

March 12-16: 2nd Test, Karachi

March 21-25: 3rd Test, Lahore

March 29: 1st ODI, Rawalpindi

March 31: 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi

April 2: 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi

April 5: T20I, Rawalpindi